Wales! what stunning weather over the last 24 hours. No one on the beach at Harlech. Had supper at a quality beach-side cafe. wales really needs more of those- for as long as I can remember- Wales has aimed at the cheap & cheeful market. The days we have searched for decent places to eat has left us feeling a low opinion of the place. The silly picture below was taken just behind the beach this morning, there are similar ones at all the entrance routes to the beach.
"Swastika in the Gunsight" by Igor Kaberev.
It must have been written at a time of strong Soviet censorship, the writing style is quite different to what I’m used to. The storyline breaks up in unconventional ways which is refreshing. I’d like more info on cultural references, some customs sound rather strange, or at least they sound strange. Apart from that- the book is full of action and the pace is good once you get past the first third. You get used to the oppressive propaganda language of the "party"- or at least you can read past it.